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10 Weeks post gastric sleeve/ weight loss surgery. AMA

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VsgKitt · 09/10/2021 20:00

Lost 40lbs in 10 weeks.

Beach pic is 2 days post op.

And other 2 are me currently.

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10 Weeks post gastric sleeve/ weight loss surgery. AMA
10 Weeks post gastric sleeve/ weight loss surgery. AMA
10 Weeks post gastric sleeve/ weight loss surgery. AMA
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VsgKitt · 09/10/2021 20:12

Excuse the weird stickers 😂

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MarbleRunaway · 09/10/2021 20:28

What was your starting BMI and where did you get it done?

Are you able to eat normal foods at all?

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VsgKitt · 09/10/2021 21:13

@MarbleRunaway

What was your starting BMI and where did you get it done?

Are you able to eat normal foods at all?

BMI was 40.4 and I had it done in Turkey.

I can eat anything now. Just toddler sized portions.
Though I've gone right off chocolate and sweet things.
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VsgKitt · 09/10/2021 21:14

My BMI is currently 33.9

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AdultingAvoidance · 09/10/2021 21:15

The magic happens in the first 8 months. Then what?

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OhDearShirley · 09/10/2021 21:17

Well done op. Wish I had the guts.
(Pardon the pun Grin)

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VsgKitt · 09/10/2021 21:18

@AdultingAvoidance

The magic happens in the first 8 months. Then what?

Then you still have a reduced stomach and continue to eat smaller portions and have hopefully by then tackled previous issues and have the confidence and ability to exercise/gym and work on weight maintenance like any does.

I would never have joined the gym at 40 BMI. I barely had the confidence to leave the house.
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VsgKitt · 09/10/2021 21:19

Also gastric sleeve removes the portion of the stomach that makes the hunger hormone so its much easier to deal with over eating (physically, mentally is something you need to deal with also)

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VsgKitt · 09/10/2021 22:27

@OhDearShirley

Well done op. Wish I had the guts.
(Pardon the pun Grin)

😂😂
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JudgeRindersMinder · 09/10/2021 22:30

How do you feel physically?
My BMI is way (dangerously) higher than yours was, I have some cash coming to me shortly and I’m going to get it done.

Can I ask what the cost difference between the U.K. and Turkey was?

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AnnieSnap · 09/10/2021 22:37

@AdultingAvoidance

The magic happens in the first 8 months. Then what?

I’m one year out, 7 1/2 stone down and “the magic” is still happening for me. Later the weight stabilises. As the OP said, we still have a smaller stomach and sensible post op people will focus on eating healthily. Since we are not eating average portions (although portion size does increase beyond toddler size, to normal small) it’s important that we we eat a diet made up of mostly highly nutritious food!
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AnnieSnap · 09/10/2021 22:38

@JudgeRindersMinder

How do you feel physically?
My BMI is way (dangerously) higher than yours was, I have some cash coming to me shortly and I’m going to get it done.

Can I ask what the cost difference between the U.K. and Turkey was?

My BMI was 47. My bypass was £11,800 in the UK. If you need any more information, pm me.
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Icecrown · 09/10/2021 22:46

@JudgeRindersMinder

How do you feel physically?
My BMI is way (dangerously) higher than yours was, I have some cash coming to me shortly and I’m going to get it done.

Can I ask what the cost difference between the U.K. and Turkey was?

I've just had a full gastric bypass 4 days ago last Wednesday, and the cost in the UK was 10500. My BMI is very high though.
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JudgeRindersMinder · 09/10/2021 22:51

@Icecrown thank you-I hope you have a good recoveryFlowers

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Boobahs · 09/10/2021 22:59

Did you ever approach the NHS about it before deciding to go private?

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VsgKitt · 09/10/2021 23:22

@JudgeRindersMinder

How do you feel physically?
My BMI is way (dangerously) higher than yours was, I have some cash coming to me shortly and I’m going to get it done.

Can I ask what the cost difference between the U.K. and Turkey was?

11k in Uk
2.5k in Turkey
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VsgKitt · 09/10/2021 23:26

In Turkey I had an ultrasound to check gallbladder and other abdominal organs, a lung function test, cardiology test and consult, nutritionalist consult and an endoscopy. They were very thorough.

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VsgKitt · 09/10/2021 23:27

@Boobahs

Did you ever approach the NHS about it before deciding to go private?

Yes. In April I was referred to the weigh management clinic. I've still not heard from them!
I was told it would be years.
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JudgeRindersMinder · 09/10/2021 23:27

The difference in price is astounding!!! My gp has supported and referred me to the nhs but I’m under no illusions as to how long it will take to get to the head of a queue

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VsgKitt · 09/10/2021 23:29

@JudgeRindersMinder

The difference in price is astounding!!! My gp has supported and referred me to the nhs but I’m under no illusions as to how long it will take to get to the head of a queue

It really is.

The hospital was better than any I've ever been to in the UK. It was scary going abroad but absolutely no regrets.

My surgeon was wonderful.
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JudgeRindersMinder · 10/10/2021 00:02

@VsgKitt would you mind PM me a link for where you went?

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OzHopes · 10/10/2021 00:19

@VsgKitt could you please send me link too, I’m very interested. You look amazing! How long did it take to feel recovered from the surgery?

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VsgKitt · 10/10/2021 09:06

Of course x

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VsgKitt · 10/10/2021 12:30

My surgery was at Godze hospital in Kusadasi and my surgeon was Dr Fikret Beyaz. He's amazing

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JudgeRindersMinder · 10/10/2021 13:30

@VsgKitt thanks for the information, I’ve started to make enquiries with them 🤞🏼

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